I really hope this hasn't been asked and I just missed it, but I have the choice to go to either Barcelona or Athens for 5 days in July. I know this is the Athens forum, but what would you recommend? Price is a big factor as far as hotels and activities and could be a deciding factor if one is much cheaper than the other. So far I found that Athens hotels are cheaper, but not by a whole lot. We are interested in seeing history, architecture, and spend a day on the beach. Night life is not much of a factor. I am just wondering what everyone thinks for such a short trip. Thanks!